“Remember that you ought to behave in life as you would at a banquet. As something is being passed…”

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“Remember that you ought to behave in life as you would at a banquet. As something is being passed around it comes to you; stretch out your hand, take a portion of it politely. It passes on; do not detain it. Or it has not come to you yet; do not project your desire to meet it, but wait until it comes in front of you.”

Epictetus, The Enchiridion

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